DENTON -- The Beckville Ladycats went 2-1 on the first day of the Denton ISD Kick-Off Classic volleyball tournament on Thursday.

Beckville (3-1) defeated Saginaw, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, and Red Oak, 25-22, 25-21, before losing to Argyle Liberty Christian, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22.

Payton Jones led Beckville with 19 kills, three blocks, an assist, three aces, and 44 digs. Allison Baker added 18 kills, two blocks, three assists, and 17 digs, Jordan Tondreau had 13 kills, two blocks, three assists, an ace, and 22 digs, and Miranda Mize chipped in with 12 kills, six blocks, three assists, three aces, and seven digs.

Kinley Pepper also had four kills, 67 assists, six aces, and 30 digs.

Beckville will continue play in Denton with pool play against Dallas Wilson, Denton, and Haltom on Friday.

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